Banknotes from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo or Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa bordering the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. It remains largely unexplored to this day, but was first mapped by Pierre de Brazza, which allowed for Leopold II of Belgium to lay claim to the region as the Congo Free State during the Scramble for Africa in 1885. Reports of human rights abuses on rubber farms there led the Belgian government to take over the territory in 1908, and it became the Belgian Congo, or Lower Congo to distinguish it from the French Congo, or Middle Congo. Ruanda-Urundi (now Rwanda and Burundi) was attached to it from German East Africa after WWI in 1919; it was a supplier of uranium to the Allies in WWII, and gained it's formal independence from Belgium after the war in 1960. After attempted secession by Katanga, the DRC became an anti-communist right-wing dictatorship during the Cold War, known as Zaïre until 1997. After two civil wars in 1996-2003, the DRC is only a little closer to democracy as of 2018. It currently has a population of about 78.7 million, and uses the Congolese franc.
Wikidata: Q974

See also: Zaire, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State, Katanga

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Franc (1887-1967)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 20 Francs
1961-1962

Standard banknote
P# 4
Available for swap 50 Francs
1961-1962

Standard banknote
140 × 63 mm
P# 5
100 Francs
1961-1964

Standard banknote
P# 6
100 Francs
1963

Standard banknote
P# 1
Available for swap 500 Francs
1961-1964

Standard banknote
P# 7
Available for swap 1000 Francs
1961-1964

Standard banknote
P# 8
1 000 Francs
1962

Standard banknote
184 × 106 mm
P# 2
5 000 Francs
1963

Standard banknote
P# 3

Zaire (1967-1971)

100 Sengi = 1 Likuta • 100 Makuta = 1 Zaïre

Available for swap 20 Makuta
1967-1970

Standard banknote
156 × 66 mm
P# 10
50 Makuta
1967-1970

Standard banknote
150 × 69 mm
P# 11
Available for swap 1 Zaire
1967-1970

Standard banknote
160 × 72 mm
P# 12, TBB# 209
5 Zaires
1967-1970

Standard banknote
171 × 76 mm
P# 13
5 Zaires
1971

Standard banknote
170 × 82 mm
P# 14
Available for swap 10 Makuta
1967-1970

Standard banknote
138 × 64 mm
P# 9
10 Zaires
1971

Standard banknote
180 × 89 mm
P# 15

Franc (1998-date)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 1 Centime
1997

Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 80
Available for swap 5 Centimes
1997

Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 81
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1997

Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 82
Available for swap 20 Centimes
1997

Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 83
Available for swap 50 Centimes
1997

Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 84, P# 84A

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